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Teaching Italian L2 fo Special Need Migrant Students

Michele Daloiso    Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia    

Elisabetta Basso    



Second language teaching to foreign pupils with special needs is a research area which has received little attention so far, although in Italian schools there is an increasing number of foreign students with disabilities or learning difficulties. The attempt to build a theoretical framework suggests a traditional methodology such as Total Physical Response as potentially beneficial when a pathology is present. A case study based on the use of Total Physical Response with a foreign child suffering from Sturge Weber Syndrome provides evidence on a linguistic, cognitive and interactional level during the early stages of second language learning.

July 1, 2013
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